Questions tagged [adobe-after-effects]

Questions about the digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.

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How are these this feathered/blurred edges artistic effect made in these graphic illustrations? Scripts? Overlay? [duplicate]

It's been a few years since I've wanted to re-create analog-painterly appearance for a while now and I have yet to find a solution. Speculatively thinking, assuming they may possibly have used some ...
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Animating an end of a line along a path. (In After Effects) [migrated]

So in the image below you see 4 "frames". This is how I see this animation playing in my head.(sorry for quality). Basicly, what I wanna do is to animate one end of a line sliding on the path of the ...
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How to get light swish/trail effect in aftereffects? [migrated]

Ok Im trying to emulate light path effects in aftereffects like this at this point (the weapon swing): https://youtu.be/6gX-dCaLCo0?t=66 I saw this tutorial, however it only works on windows: https://...
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How to create a animated intro video in Adobe After-Effects? ( With particular animation, not in general) [migrated]

Background I want to create a animated Intro video for my YT channel. What I need! I want the image to show from small size to normal size with constant rotation. Then some images appear with ...
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How to remove the puppet tools and keep the end position in after effects? [migrated]

I am using the after-effects for some animation, there I am using the puppet tool to deform the image. I want to keep the end deformed position but remove the puppet tool from it, it is possible in ...
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After Effects help echo effect [migrated]

I have applied the echo effect to some text in after effects and notice the text always retracts back to the original. Is there a way to pause the extended echo text for some time before it retracts ...
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Need help with looping in after effects/ PS [migrated]

My wife is a graphic designer learning some animation stuff. Had a question about looping. Hoping someone could help. She made an animation on After Effects. It is pretty much separated into two parts....
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020

I have been going through many tutorials about the mighty Adobe After Effects, and as of now I have the cc 2020 update. But I would very much like to know how I import my elements into the After ...
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How to create MOGRT file with matte or mask [migrated]

I am a programmer who recently started learning Premiere Pro and After Effects to create some tutorials. I wanted to reuse the transitions that I create in After Effects and I have learned that can be ...
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SketchApp to After Effects with Sketch2AE: it doesn't look like it's rendering a vector in AE but it should

I'm wondering how come my drawing, from Sketch (as a vector) doesn't transmute to AE as a vector also. Thanks!
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Aftereffects - How to do curly smoke like this?

Alright, I've looked through tutorials and come across https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25LhGggJKfo as the closest match, however its not quite the toon CURLY smoke I need. I'm trying to make this, ...
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How was this particle path effect done?

Im trying to emulate https://dribbble.com/shots/7444078-Drip-Drop-Dribbble It looks like some kind of unwind path action, with 2d particles. Ive looked at particle tutorials specifically but wanted ...
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Morphing a complex illustrator line shape that has separate path highlights in after effects

I would like to simulate a spring drawn fairly simply in Adobe Illustrator compressing and stretching in an After Effects composition. It seems very straight forward to do this with a couple of simple ...
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Creating Skin Texture As a Fill

Experimenting in After Effects here. Using Photoshop, I'm trying to create a whole skin texture based on various frame still samples of a video of a person. It's not very high res so nothing too ...
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aftereffect ai converting into shape layer with bigger area

When I convert my ai layer into a shape layer it converts it in shape but adds extra group like fill and paths. Also, the created shape has empty group content that takes up the whole screen. in the ...
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Export After Effects animation to SVG + CSS?

Is it possible to export After Effects animations to SVG + CSS? I'm okay with a commercial solution for this. I know about Bodymovin' and Lottie, but I would like to avoid going down this path, ...
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RubberHose distorts a shape

I'm trying to animate a shape in After Effects with RubberHose plugin. I'm creating a shape layer and placing it in pre-compose. Then placing a 3 pins on that pre-compose. After I select them and alt+...
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Circle cursor on User Interface (UI) animation

How to make that transparent circle cursor in the view, looks like when we interact with our phone (open "Assistive Touch" feature). Is this made from After Effects as well ? Or do I have to download ...
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How to make a cylindric wrapping go all arround

I´m using After Effects and the cylindric wrapping tool for Text. The Text has the right size and everything, the only problem is, that the wrapping won´t close all the way. There is always a gap left....
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How to animate/make a gasoline spill pattern?

I'm trying to create/animate patterns like this, rainbow colors arranged in a gasoline spill pattern: I know you can do some chromatic abherration alterations using smudge tool in photoshop, but how ...
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How to render an already rendered after effect template?

I have downloaded a ready made template for After Effects. I edited it, added text and images of my own. When i put it for rendering I didn't find the h264 format. Without bothering much I ...
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Text Committing keyboard shortcut Consistency across Adobe Apps - AE, Premiere, Illustrator & Photoshop

Different Adobe application uses different ways to commit text (or exit text-editing mode) Photoshop - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Premiere - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Illustrator -...
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How to make the blinking cursor disappears in the end of text

I have this text typing with blinking cursor,I used the effect type-on-text-preset on the text so it's typing with cursor,but I want to control this cursor so I can scall it or change position or what ...
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Creating gradient stroke progress bar animation

I'm working on a circular progress bar animation or so-called loader that would look like this: I achieved a solid purple - white, no gradient one using rectangle + rounded corners + trimmed path in ...
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Applying round/rotation effect in illustrator

I am new in graphic design. I want to ask which effect created the round hair of lion above? And how colors were managed this way? I am trying transform but it rotates hair completely.
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How to “unwind” text or shapes that aren't paths?

Alright, I have a logo that is just a word typed out in a font: And I want to do something where the type "draws itself" or unwinds in, like this (wait for the end): I know how to use trim paths ...
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In after effects sort project layers by name (Numerical Order)

In after-effects to sort project layers by name, I click name toggle button in the project window but I can't seem to sort them in numerical order - you know, 1,2...9,10,11... Instead, it always ...
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Layers in after effects

trying to work with an AI file in after effects. I noticed that all my sub layers within AI are invisible within AE. I can see all my top layers but nothing nested within them. IE I have a group of ...
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How to create animation with svg format file?

How to create svg animation like this? https://cl.parspack.com/clients/templates/ps_seven/img/svg/header.svg I search on google but I can't any way to create animation with svg format file like this. ...
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After Effects spectrum on path has gabs on angles

I'm working on a project where I have a spectrum running along a path in the form of a pentagon. I wanted to use this to generate 2 lines in the rough form of a pentagon but [reacting to the music in ...
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How to merge paths into one object and save initial colors in Adobe Illustrator?

I am creating a tree draw in Adobe Illustrator and I want to export this draw into Adobe After Effects and later create some animations on leaves and later export with Bodymovin library into the React ...
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Is there a “Do not modify corners of shape” function in Adobe After Effects?

I want to do a simple animation of leaves and a branch. There are two anchor points that should be stopped from moving their positions. In Adobe Animate there is a function called Do not modify ...
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Bodymovin with Adobe After Effect - how to export gradient?

I want to animate some shapes and later export them using the Bodymovin extension that allows me later to bring this animation into React projects. My problem is that the 'Ramp' effect doesn't work ...
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How to make this staggered 3D rotating text effect in AE?

I saw this amazing moving poster... and I really want to know how to make this text animation! So, i wanna know how to make that kind of spinning text. and what is that irregular glitch effext???
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AfterEffects 3d - can I get an outline around an extrusion?

Ok, so Ive imported a path from illustrator into AE and made it 3d, so I have this - What I want is an outlined version, but of the extruded path. This is rough, but like this: Dynamic while it is ...
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How to make a comic-like glitch like this in Aftereffects?

Im trying to make something like this (ignore text): Its a computer glitch which is featured in many tutorials, however it is stippled/crosshatched like a comic. I want both (dots and lines) ideally. ...
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Joining Vertex points in After Effects

I have a path and would like to join two vertex points in After Effects. It is the easiest thing in Illustrator and photoshop but I would like to do in After Effects. Thanks
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whenever i click on create shapes from vector layers it turns grey in after effects

I am a beginner in the after effects and i want to animate my AI file After Effects . I am imported the file in composition mode and then select all the AI files and create the shape from the vector ...
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How to export files with gradient in After Effects

I'm working on a small project where I need to make a few glowing fireflies in After Effects :) I used an adjustment layer on top of all other layers and added a subtle grain effect, which nicely ...
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How can I use multiple layers as a subtractive mask for a single layer in After Effects?

I am trying use the three lines as a subtractive mask for the circle. Each line is it's own layer that animates over the circle. What I tried: 1.) Using TrkMat to mask the one of the lines. (this ...
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Save one frame in After Effects as svg (vector) instead of psd?

I have used the 'Composition - Save Frame as - Photoshop Layers....", but was wondering if there is some plugin or some 'thing' that could save the frame as a vector file instead (.svg, .eps, .ai)? ...
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How to use Shape layer with the Saber plugin

As beginner i created small animation with shape layer. Adding trim and repeater to it. Is it possible to use saber plugin with the same animation. If yes now. Any suggestion. Thanks. Star Burst file
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How to set preview at end

I do not want to loop the animation in preview. I want to see the animation once. Clicking the preview button, animation finish but it come back on the 1st frame. How can i stop the head to come back ...
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Adobe After Effects: Changing color and font style through expression

I am trying to achieve something like this using expressions. Where any number followed by a dot is Red in color (including dot) and then anything inside parentheses is italics and yellow in color, ...
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why color changes after applying alpha mattee

Newbie here. Default color are green orange. After alpha track matte why the color disappear and its only white in color.
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How to dock the panel

I have install the script and i want to dock the panel in After effect. I can just move the panel here and there is no option or snap so that i can dock it. The panel moving above the other panel and ...
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How to change a shape made in photoshop to aftereffects shape

I have imported a logo made in photoshop tp aftereffects and now I need to animate the borders of the shape and create trim path animation. How do I do that?
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After effects: New shape or text layer masks everything below it

Why is this happening? When I'm trying to create a second layer, whether it is a shape or a text layer, it masks the layer below it. I guess there must be an easy way around this but for some ...
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After effects X number of images, same composition

I am new to After Effects. I have a template or composition if that's what it's called. It has 5 images with text and different text added to the composition. If I send template.aep to anyone else, ...
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What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects?

What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects? Aren't they the same thing? The user guide page isn't of much help because it doesn't specify the differences in ...

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